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Happy New Year!

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Sorry for being MIA-- I've been all baby all the time recently, and so the blog has been very neglected! But it is now 2017 and I hope to revive this here blog!!

In the meantime....I'll leave you with a shot of my babe-- almost 7.5 months!! How the heck is that possible?! She looks so big here!

Where To Buy Affordable Wall Art

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After my husband and I moved into our home, I quickly realized that I hated empty walls.  Having moved from a 2 bedroom apartment into a 3,800 square foot house, we definitely did not own enough art to cover all those blank white walls.  Aside from furnishing the place, it became my goal to fill up those white spaces without breaking the bank.  Today I'm going to share some of my favorite places to buy affordable wall art!

Just like house plants, art breathes life and character into a home!  I knew that to make our new home feel homey and inviting, I had to focus on wall art in addition to furnishings.  When I first began my search for art, I quickly realized that art. is. expensive.  So in order to minimize the cost of curating a nice art collection, I decided up front to limit the cost of any one piece of art to fifty dollars.  Yes. Just fifty dollars.  This number was not based off anything really and was pretty arbitrary, but I wanted to stick with it.  My self imposed art price limit automatically narrowed down my art search using a few very important factors:

1) No Original Art

Original art pieces were pretty much off the table.  While I absolutely love original art works, they just did not fall under my $50 limit.  Thus, I was focused on choosing from art prints (printed reproductions of original art).  Though, sometimes I've gotten lucky and purchased original art pieces directly from local artists while traveling.

2) Unframed

For the most part, art had to be purchased unframed.  Art bought framed increases the price drastically.  I have found some exceptions, but every art piece I've purchased was unframed.  So what did I do? I learned to mat and frame my own art!  The cost of purchasing your own frames and mats to frame at home is much MUCH cheaper than paying someone else to do it.

3) Smaller art size

Obviously, the cost of art increases as the size increases.  Due to my $50 limit, I usually had to sacrifice art print size.  An 8x10 art print can still make a statement in a space with some framing tricks.  For example if you increase the mat size, an art piece can have a larger footprint on a wall and add some visual variety!  Also, compiling a gallery wall of smaller sized prints can take care of one entire wall span.

After three years of living in our home, I've become quite proud of the art collection I've curated!  Now all my hard work is now to your benefit.  Below are some of my favorite places to buy affordable wall art.

a. Cool tone abstract | b. Fern illustration | c. Landscape print |d. Poppies | e. Foliage | f. Duly noted | g. August | h. Black abstract | i. Lunar freefall 2 | j. Nazare | k. Seaweed | l. Wallmo | m. Canada jay | n. Shipping containers | o. Antibes

I can personally vouch for the quality of the art from these retailers!  Not only have I purchased art from them for my own home, but I have sourced art from them for my clients over and over again.  Now go forth and fill your walls!  If you need help curating a wall of art, you know where to find me!

E-Design Reveal Photos: Girly Chinoiserie Nursery

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The time has come for my little girl's nursery reveal!  Everything turned out just as I had imagined.  The only thing missing is my little gal- less than a month to go!

Back in early March, I revealed the e-design board for my girly chinoiserie nursery.  Everything went according to my design plan perfectly! Sometimes you can be your own worst client, but I'm pleased to say for this particular project, this wasn't the case.  The vision I had in my head of my little girl's nursery came to life seamlessly.  To refresh your memory, here is my e-design board for the girly chinoiserie nursery.

  As you can see, my basic color scheme is blue, white, and pink.  I designed the entire nursery around the beautiful rug of dreams (obsessed!); it sure is a fantastic statement piece for the entire room!  Because the rug is so powerfully pink I kept other pink-colored accents to a minimum.  Navy blue was my main accent color with white furniture providing a clean contrast.  

Enough talk for now...lets get to some photos!

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I think my favorite parts of the nursery, aside from the rug, is the beautiful moth art series by Hayley Mitchell and the adorable, gold bow knobs on the dresser.  I can see them in little girl's room as she grows up!

I hope you enjoyed my girly chinoiserie nursery reveal! Check out my Instagram for source details!  Soon I'll be taking a bit of a blogging hiatus, but once things settle down (as much as they can anyway) with our new little one, I'll be back with my weekly blogging.  

E-Design Sneak Peak: Girly Chinoiserie Nursery

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Today's post is so fun! I'm going to show you some sneak peek pictures of my little girl's girly chinoiserie nursery!  I will be 36 weeks pregnant this week, which means that baby girl will be here VERY soon.  I can't wait! 

Next week, I plan to share the full nursery reveal (!!!), but to hold you over until then, I have some fab sneak peek shots of my girly chinoiserie nursery.  Here you go! Just a peek! 

Stay tuned for the full reveal next week!